We are pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship opportunity for an exceptional individual with knowledge and interest in climate change adaptation, water governance and resilience. This is a 2.5 year fellowship with a start date of February, 2013. See the full description of this opportunity.
On May 9-10 the WPGG, in association with its research partners, hosted a workshop in Guelph, Ontario for water practitioners from across Canada. The workshop, titled Governance for Source Water Protection in Canada, brought together practitioners and researchers from across the country. Building on a pre-workshop survey, participants examined challenges for implementing source water protection in Canada, identified and evaluated possible solutions to these challenges, and identified future research priorities. This report synthesizes outcomes from the study.
WPGG in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) have recently completed a project investigating farmers' perspectives on collaborative approaches to water governance. This study aimed to explore how agricultural representatives perceive and experience collaborative approaches to water governance. Specifically, the study aimed to identify (1) benefits that accrue both to farmers and the collaborative process, and (2) challenges for farmers and to collaborative processes that result from the participation of producers in collaborative processes.
In 2012 Water Policy and Governance Group (WPGG) PhD students won major awards to support their research. Natalya Melnychuk and Michelle Morris won Ontario Graduate Scholarships. Marie Claire Brisbois and Sue von der Porten won Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowships. Congratulations!
In 2011 members of the WPGG, in partnership with members of the Lake Windermere Ambassadors (LWA) and Wildsight, collaborated on a study designed to identify and evaluate governance challenges facing the LWA. This report explores the concept of water governance, focusing on experiences specific to the East Kootenay Region of British Columbia (BC).